Montreal Canadiens vs. Edmonton Oilers Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Mar. 19

Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield (22) looks on against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at Bell Centre.
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We have your Montreal Canadiens vs. Edmonton Oilers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Montreal Canadiens hit the road to face the Edmonton Oilers.

The Edmonton Oilers (40-21-4) are set to host the Montreal Canadiens (25-31-11) in a clash of contrasting fortunes. As the Oilers aim to solidify their playoff positioning, the Canadiens are looking to play spoiler and gain momentum towards the end of their season.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds Info

Moneyline: Montreal Canadiens +300 (BetMGM) / Edmonton Oilers -375 (PointsBet)

Puck Line: -2.5 – Montreal Canadiens -140 (PointsBet) / Edmonton Oilers +115 (PointsBet)

Total: 6.5 – -110 (PointsBet) / -104 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 19

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB


Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends

  • This season, the Montreal Canadiens have hit 34 overs and 33 unders.
  • On the road this season, the Montreal Canadiens have hit 18 overs and 15 unders.
  • As the underdog this season, the Montreal Canadiens have hit 33 overs and 28 unders.

Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends

  • This season, the Edmonton Oilers have hit 30 overs and 35 unders.
  • At home this season, the Edmonton Oilers have hit 16 overs and 16 unders.
  • As the favorite this season, the Edmonton Oilers have hit 25 overs and 33 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Montreal Canadiens and the Edmonton Oilers have faced off three times, with the Oilers emerging victorious in two of those encounters. The games were spread across a period from December 2022 to January 2024. In these matchups, the home team secured two wins, while the visiting team claimed one victory. When it came to betting statistics, the Canadiens outperformed expectations by beating the spread in two games, compared to the Oilers, who covered the spread only once. The total score of the games favored higher-scoring affairs, with the Over hitting twice and the Under only once. Key statistics from these games reveal a trend of competitive play, with the Oilers showing a slight edge in overall wins. The Oilers also demonstrated strong offensive capabilities, as evidenced by their higher number of shots on goal in two out of the three games. The Canadiens, on the other hand, showcased a more robust defensive effort with a higher number of blocked shots in two of the matches. Both teams displayed discipline, with penalty minutes being relatively low across the games.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on January 13, 2024, with the Edmonton Oilers narrowly defeating the Montreal Canadiens with a final score of 2-1. This tightly contested match was decided in overtime, highlighting the competitive nature of the rivalry. The Oilers were the favorites going into the game, as indicated by their lower closing moneyline of -245 compared to the Canadiens’ +196. Despite the loss, the Canadiens managed to cover the spread, with the closing spread set at 1.5. The game’s total score fell well below the closing over-under line of 6.5, resulting in an Under outcome. Both goaltenders put on impressive performances, with the Oilers’ goalie making 23 saves and the Canadiens’ goalie stopping 39 shots. Special teams played a crucial role, with each team netting a power play goal. Faceoffs were fairly evenly matched, though the Canadiens had a slight advantage, winning 53.1% of them. The Oilers’ ability to capitalize in overtime ultimately secured their victory, with key contributions from their star players.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Edmonton Oilers Predictions

The Oilers are coming off a narrow overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche, a game that saw them rally in the third period only to fall just short. Despite the setback, Edmonton has been in good form, boasting a strong home record at Rogers Place. With star players like Connor McDavid, who leads the team with an impressive 106 points, and Zach Hyman, the team’s top goal scorer with 46 goals, the Oilers have the offensive firepower to challenge any opponent. Their power play, ranked among the league’s best, will be a key factor in this matchup.

Montreal, on the other hand, has struggled this season, sitting near the bottom of their conference standings. However, they have shown signs of life in recent games, with captain Nick Suzuki leading the charge offensively with 63 points. Defenseman Mike Matheson has been a bright spot as well, contributing a team-high 38 assists. The Canadiens have been competitive in games against top teams, and they’ll look to their young core, including the likes of Cole Caufield, to provide a spark against the Oilers’ defense.

This game will feature a key player matchup between the Oilers’ dynamic duo of McDavid and Leon Draisaitl against the Canadiens’ top defensive pairings. Edmonton’s recent trend of strong starts at home could put Montreal on their heels early, but the Canadiens’ ability to cover the spread in recent matchups suggests they won’t go down without a fight. With both teams looking to make a statement, this game promises to be an exciting contest with potential playoff atmosphere intensity.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Edmonton Oilers Pick

The Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens have shown a tendency towards lower-scoring games in their recent matchups, with the Under hitting in their last encounter. Despite the Oilers’ offensive prowess, they have also been involved in games that trend towards the Under, as evidenced by their season stats of 30 overs and 35 unders. The Canadiens, while capable of offensive bursts, have not consistently translated shots into goals, leading to a balanced over-under record on the road. Given the Oilers’ recent form and the Canadiens’ struggle to find the back of the net, the Under seems to be the more likely outcome for this game.

Historically, the head-to-head matchups between these two teams have not been high-scoring affairs, with the Under hitting in their most recent game. The Oilers’ strong defensive play at home and the Canadiens’ inability to capitalize on scoring chances suggest that this trend is likely to continue. With the game being played at Rogers Place, where the Oilers have been successful in limiting their opponents’ scoring, and considering the Canadiens’ current form, the Under is the more compelling pick for this matchup.

The Pick: Under 6.5 -110 (PointsBet)

Montreal Canadiens vs. Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Montreal Canadiens

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Cole Caufield Shots On Goal 3.5 8/10 -130 +100 4.2 4.13
Brendan Gallagher Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -145 +114 2.3 2.26
Cole Caufield Points 0.5 7/10 -166 +130 0.8 0.80

Edmonton Oilers

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Evan Bouchard Assists 0.5 7/10 -125 -105 0.9 0.93
Evan Bouchard Points 0.5 7/10 -190 +145 1.0 1.03